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Home services and the internet of things… winners take all

August 17, 2020

  By F. Javier Bustos Ugarte The omnipresence of IoT represents a significant opportunity for home service providers. The question is: who will come out on top? IoT is here to stay The internet of things (IoT) represents the latest

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Circa expanding into IoT space with Teletics acquisition

August 17, 2020

August 17, 2020 – Circa Enterprises Inc., a manufacturer of equipment for the telecom, electrical utility and construction industries, has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Teletics Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of wireless voice and

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Ontario boosting broadband and cell service for rural communities

June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020 – Ontario is investing $150 million in “reliable” broadband and cellular service in rural and remote areas of the province. This initiative is part of the province’s $315-million initiative “Up to Speed: Ontario’s Broadband and Cellular Action

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Telcos to shine post COVID-19: GlobalData

April 15, 2020

According to GlobalData, although COVID-19 is the most significant theme to impact the technology/telecom industry this year, its effects will be short-term. GlobalData predicts that post COVID-19, telcos are expected to perform well, as the world will be more connected,

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Telecom companies must minimize supply chain risks amid COVID-19: GlobalData

April 1, 2020

GlobalData recently revised its Tech, Media & Telecom Trends 2020 report to reflect the strain COVID-19 is placing on the technology industry this year. The report analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on 17 different TMT sectors, providing insight on effects

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Telecommunications and IT deemed Essential Services amid COVID-19

March 24, 2020

Ontario and Quebec have both released a list of Essential Services that are allowed to continue to operate as usual amid the spread of COVID-19. At the same time, the two provinces are ordering at-risk workplaces to shut down, while

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BICSI releases 14th edition of telecommunications distribution manual

February 5, 2020

BICSI has released the 14th edition of the Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM), its flagship manual known as the “definitive resource for telecommunications and ICT infrastructure design for the past 35 years.” The 2,000-page, two-volume 14th edition sees significant changes

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Wesco submits revised proposal to acquire Anixter for $97/share

January 8, 2020

Wesco International, a provider of electrical, industrial and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, advanced supply chain management and logistics services, has submitted a revised proposal to the board of directors of Anixter International to acquire the company for

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New report explains how systems will improve 5G capabilities

August 22, 2019

The new report, Advanced Antenna Systems for 5G, identifies how AAS will be commercialized, provides technical details into the increasing complexity of wireless antenna systems, and  illustrates how they are central to the development and deployment of 5G networks.

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5G Americas white paper on the connected future of IoT

July 17, 2019

The report explores the market drivers and technology solutions for IoT trends in verticals and applications, and an overview of developments in global standards for cellular IoT.

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Rogers and Communitech announce new 5G Innovation Lab

July 17, 2019

The new Waterloo, Ont. lab, opening in September 2019, will accelerate and launch smart city, IoT and enterprise 5G applications.

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Rogers investing in NB-IoT network technology

May 23, 2019

The technology is best used for asset monitoring, industrial automation, smart meters and smart cities.

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Ericsson opening 5G incubator in Silicon Valley

April 23, 2019

Currently under construction and expected to open in the summer of 2019, the 5G-connected facility will bring multiple core capabilities together under one roof.

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Intelligent Structural Panels

March 4, 2019

A Canadian-designed solution for constructing the next-generation of smart buildings.

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Q&A with Cisco Canada’s Bill MacGowan

March 3, 2019

“There is a firm belief now that buildings are going to move off of AC power to low-voltage DC power systems. And that gets very interesting.”

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Telco Smart Trends Report: IoT security drives need for Closed Loop Automation

February 21, 2019

The report also highlights that IoT and security, fueled by the onset of 5G, will be key drivers for CLA adoption.

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Nokia conducts first field trial of probabilistically shaped wavelengths in fiber optic

February 7, 2019

The high level of performance and flexibility will enable maximum capacity of every network fiber, ensuring their fiber optic backbone network will meet the demands of video traffic and 5G mobile broadband.

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Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson demonstrate fiber-like results with wireless backhaul

January 11, 2019

A milestone in the evolution from today’s 10Gbps reality toward the 100Gbps future, the partners achieved four times greater data throughput (40Gbps) compared to current commercial millimeter wave solutions to prove the commercial viability of future wireless backhaul technology.

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The hunt to cure Alzheimer’s: A data case study

December 27, 2018

By Paul Barker The power of data is evident daily at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) in Brisbane, Australia, which specializes in neuroscience research and is one of the largest of its kind in the world. According to Jim Brown,

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Amazon expands Toronto Tech Hub, plans to create 600 new tech jobs

December 18, 2018

Amazon today announced an expansion of its Toronto Tech Hub and said it plans to create 600 new tech jobs in fields including software development, machine learning, cloud computing, digital advertising, and artificial intelligence. To accommodate the company’s continued growth

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Avanade forecasts top list of imperatives for organizations in 2019

December 18, 2018

Taking action on digital ethics, combining intelligence and design and preparing for experiences without boundaries are key trends companies need to focus on in 2019 to keep pace in an accelerating digital world, according to new Trendlines research from Avanade.

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Optical fiber market to grow to be worth US$36.9 billion by 2027

December 18, 2018

The “Optical Fiber Market to 2027 – Global Analysis and Forecasts by Type; Mode; Composition; End-User” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. According to the report, the market is expected to grow to US$36.9 billion by 2027 from US$11.3

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Marriott’s data breach points to cybersecurity complacency: Stealthcare

December 11, 2018

The recent Marriott data breach risked the privacy and creditworthiness of a half-billion guests who have stayed at the hotel chain since 2014, including those who booked through the Starwood reservation system that includes St. Regis, Westin, Sheraton and W

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Trend Micro predicts more sophisticated attacks will dominate 2019

December 11, 2018

Trend Micro today released its 2019 predictions report, warning that attackers will increase the effectiveness of proven attack methods by adding more sophisticated elements to take advantage of the changing technology landscape. The report, Mapping the Future: Dealing with Pervasive

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Bosch vows to expand its involvement in AI-enabled software platforms

December 7, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) is and will remain the key driver for Bosch’s business, says Dr. Stefan Hartung, a member of the company’s board of management responsible for energy and building technology, today a press conference. The company expects

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Principles and recommendations for ethical development of AI unveiled

December 5, 2018

The University of Montreal in collaboration with the Fonds de recherche du Québec, has launched l the Montréal Declaration for Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence. The set of ethical guidelines for the development of artificial intelligence is the culmination of

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Symantec neural network designed to protect critical infrastructure from cyber attacks

December 5, 2018

Symantec Corp. today introduced Industrial Control System Protection (ICSP) Neural, which it said is the industry’s first neural network-integrated USB scanning station that helps organizations protect critical infrastructure by preventing cyber-attacks on operational technology (OT). ““Behind the scenes, ICSP Neural

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Large enterprises bolstered data centre switching market in 3Q: Dell’Oro

December 5, 2018

According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, large enterprises bolstered the data centre switching market in 3Q18. In contrast, sales to cloud service providers slowed. “Large enterprises have been steadily building out their data centres and private cloud infrastructures

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Cisco predicts more IP traffic by 2022 than in all prior ‘Internet years’

November 28, 2018

The Internet is made up of thousands of public and private networks around the world and according to Cisco, since it came to life in 1984, more than 4.7 zettabytes of IP traffic have flowed across it. That’s the same

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5G estimated to reach 1.5 billion subscriptions in 2024: Ericsson

November 28, 2018

5G is expected to reach more than 40% global population coverage and 1.5 billion subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband by the end of 2024, according to the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report. This will make it the fastest

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Amazon Web Services unveils satellite service Ground Station

November 27, 2018

At AWS re:Invent today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), released AWS Ground Station, a new service that it said makes it easy and cost-effective for customers to download data from satellites into AWS Global Infrastructure Regions using a managed network

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Moxa, Trend Micro form joint firm to tackle industrial IoT security needs

November 21, 2018

Industrial communications and networking vendor Moxa Inc. and Trend Micro Inc., have executed a letter of intent relating to the formation of a joint-venture corporation — TXOne Networks — which will focus on the security needs present in the Industrial Internet of

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HUBER+SUHNER joins NGMN Alliance

November 21, 2018

HUBER+SUHNER, a Swiss manufacturer of components and systems for electrical and optical connectivity, has announced it has joined the industry body the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance. The NGMN Alliance advocates and seeks to encourage expansion of the communications

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Mitel expands its Major League Baseball partnership

November 21, 2018

Major League Baseball has named Ottawa-based Mitel the title partner of the first two London Series, the historic pair of two-game sets to be played at London Stadium over the next two summers which mark baseball’s first games ever played

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Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster kicks into action

November 14, 2018

Navdeep Bains, federal minister of innovation, science and economic development, has announced the signing of an agreement to invest an estimated $230 million, matched dollar for dollar by the private sector, in the Ontario-based Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster (NGen), a

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ABI IDs 19 technologies it predicts will be ‘transformative’

November 14, 2018

Designed to provide clarity on where businesses need to focus their technological choice, business application relevancy, and investment priority, ABI Research has just released its second annual report: 3 Big Trends Impacting the Most Compelling Transformative Technologies: 19 1-Minute Reads.

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Huawei launches Digital Platform for Smart Cities at SCEWC 2018

November 13, 2018

At the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) 2018 in Barcelona today Huawei launched its Digital Platform, which it said is based on new ICT including artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), big data and cloud, enabling city-wide intelligence

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Nokia unveils its ‘Future X for industries’ strategy and architecture

November 7, 2018

Nokia today introduced its ‘Future X for industries’ strategy and architecture, developed by Bell Labs, which it said is designed to drive dramatic productivity improvements across a range of industry sectors. “As technologies such as industrial Internet of Things (IIoT);

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IDC forecasts 5G network infrastructure revenue to reach US$22 billion by 2022

November 7, 2018

A new report from International Data Corporation (IDC) presents IDC’s inaugural forecast for the worldwide 5G network infrastructure market (NR) for the period 2018–2022. IDC’s inaugural forecast for the worldwide 5G network infrastructure market shows total 5G and 5G-related network

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VMware blockchain offering, Project Dimension previewed at user conference in Barcelona

November 7, 2018

At VMworld 2018 Europe taking place in Barcelona this week VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and CTO Ray O’Farrell previewed several technology offerings including VMware Blockchain and Project Dimension. According to the company, while blockchain is gaining popularity in companies worldwide, enterprises are working

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APOLAN unveils top five factors it says are driving Passive Optical LAN adoption

October 31, 2018

The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN) has released the findings of its APOLAN member survey, naming the top five factors that are driving the adoption of POL. These factors play a significant role in streamlining organizations’ smart building digital transformation strategies aimed

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Only 6% of Canadian firms are ‘digital leaders,’ new Dell-Intel study reveals

October 29, 2018

A mere 6% of Canadian businesses can be considered “digital leaders,” according to the Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Index (the DT Index). The DT Index, which was completed in collaboration with Intel and released today, maps digital transformation progress of

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Huawei releases IoT Cloud Service 2.0 as way to ‘enable’ industrial IoT

October 24, 2018

At Huawei Connect 2018, Huawei officially released IoT Cloud Service 2.0 and announced its strategy for industrial IoT. According to the Global Industry Vision (GIV) 2025 report released by the company, the number of connected devices will reach 100 billion

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COLO-D to build new 150MW data centre site on 22-acre property

October 24, 2018

COLO-D has announced plans to develop a new 150 MW data center in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, 15 kilometres from downtown Montreal. According to the company, the move will make it Canada’s largest data centre provider for enterprise customers. Simultaneously, COLO-D plans to

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Bell launches Canada’s first cloud-based Virtual Network Services platform

October 18, 2018

Bell has announced the launch of its new Virtual Network Services (VNS) platform, which it said offers enterprise business customers a catalogue of on-demand network functions that reside its private cloud. The first of its kind in Canada, Bell VNS

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CompTIA estimates close to 45,000 new tech jobs created last year across Canada

October 17, 2018

Tech employment in Canada expanded by nearly 45,000 jobs in 2017, to an estimated 1.2 million workers, according to Cyberprovinces 2018, published this week by CompTIA, the  technology industry trade association. Net tech employment accounted for approximately 8.4% of the

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Security vendors Darktrace and Endace sign pact that will combine AI and forensics

October 17, 2018

Darktrace and Endace have announced a partnership that combines Darktrace’s cyber AI with Endace’s forensic capabilities. The combination of the two, the companies say, will allow organizations to discover in-progress attacks anywhere on the digital infrastructure with Darktrace’s AI, and

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Wilson Electronics launches ‘first’ cloud-connected cellular signal booster in Canada

October 15, 2018

Cellular boosting technology firm Wilson Electronics today launched the WilsonPro Pro 1000C cloud-enabled cell signal booster system with remote monitoring capabilities in Canada. The system is designed to provide enhanced in-building cellular coverage for all large commercial spaces and large

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Oracle survey highlights 5G adoption as catalyst for advanced digital service ecosystems

October 10, 2018

Digital services dominate the current and future strategies of telecoms and enterprise companies across industries, according to a new Oracle Communications survey. In the Digital Services: Disrupt or Be Disrupted report, Oracle found nearly all organizations surveyed (96%) have already

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Proactive DR plans can reduce chance of repeat data breach: IBM

October 10, 2018

IBM Services today announced the results of a global study exploring the impact of proactive data recovery planning on the cost and frequency of data breaches, both of which have been shown to decrease by more than 30% in organizations that